Children of the Sea

Children of the Sea
  • Friday August 04, 2023 4:00 PM

Anime at the Modern

Tomboy Ruka is facing a boring summer, and decides to spend it at the coastal aquarium where her father works. There she discovers the aquarium is caring for two orphan brothers, Umi and Sora, who were found in the ocean being raised by dugongs. As she befriends them Ruka discovers the two boys have a mysterious connection to the sea and have some knowledge of the strange events the scientists at the aquarium are studying. Director Ayumu Watanabe (Komi Can’t Communicate, Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko) and character designer and animation director Kenichi Konishi (The Deer King, Whisper of the Heart, Ponyo) have created an amazing visual feast showing the power of the natural world.

111 minutes

All film screenings will be held in the Modern's auditorium. Tickets are $10; $8 for Modern members; and $7 for Reel People members. Cinephiles who plan to enjoy the weekend’s entire selection of films will receive a discount for pre-purchasing all of their tickets at once. Tickets are available online or by visiting the museum’s admission desk.